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No More ‘Mr.’ Potato Head, Toy Now ‘Gender Neutral’

The classic toy brand “Mr. Potato Head” is getting a new “gender-neutral” name

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Political correctness and cancel culture strikes again, and this time it’s in the toy industry. One of the most famous and well-known toys, “Mr. Potato Head” will soon simply just be “Potato Head.” As part of the toy company Hasbro’s rebranding being released this fall, the “new Potato Head playset” will “let kids create their own type of families including two moms or two dads.”

In a comical defense of the situation, editor in chief of the toy review site The Toy Insider Ali Mierzejewski said, “it’s a potato…But kids like to see themselves in the toys they are playing with.” Mierzejewski hopes dropping the “Mr.” from its name will encourage other companies to stop assigning genders to its toys. “It’s setting a new standard,” said Mierzejewski.

If a child saw themselves in a potato, there may be deeper issues. Nonetheless, “many toymakers have been updating their classic brands in recent years, hoping to relate to today’s kids and reflect more modern families” reports the Associated Press.

“GLAAD, an LGBTQ advocacy group, applauded the genderless toy potato” reports AP. “A genderless toy potato” most certainly is not a sentence we could have ever thought we would be writing about, but here we are. “Hasbro is helping kids to simply see toys as toys, which encourages them to be their authentic selves outside of the pressures of traditional gender norms,” said Rich Ferraro, GLAAD’s chief communications officer, in a statement.

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5 Comments

  1. candlou

    February 25, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    Where will it end ??

    • Marian

      February 26, 2021 at 9:56 am

      We love you Leo. We really needed you 2.0

  2. Deb Mitchell

    February 26, 2021 at 9:47 am

    I am deeply saddened learning that “Mr potato Head” is now included and targeted in the cancel culture of our government. The Biden administration is continuing the OBama destruction of our country!! Beware America…..God will not sit back in silence for long and I pray His mercy on us all.

  3. Lisa Bell

    February 26, 2021 at 10:17 am

    When I go back to memory lane, my childhood. I did not enjoy “Mr. Potato Head”, I was board playing that game. The pieces were always getting lost. The overall concept of putting feature on a potato, did not appeal to me, anyway. STOP BUYING HASBRO TOYS!

  4. H. Jones

    March 10, 2021 at 10:38 am

    I wished everybody would see what a terrible oppression all this is: the gender crap, the racism which is kept on a constant lifeline by the left. It is based on the Marxist lie that everything good about society is all a form of oppression. Every time anyone promotes cultural Marxism, they use the same line claiming it is about freeing people from oppression. They revere Marx who let 4 of his children die from starvation because he refused to work a single day in his life; but he was not shy to take money from his friend Engels which came from the Engels family’s factory income! This is what we are supposed to embrace?

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